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Assistant Director, Employer Relations

University of Dayton
Dayton, OH

May 20, 2016

Job Description

The Assistant Director, Employer Relations position will provide strategic leadership regarding relationships with employers. The Assistant Director will create new and improve existing relationships with employers through outreach by conducting regular visits to local, regional, national and international organizations in order to expand employment opportunities for University of Dayton students and alumni. The Assistant Director will also chair the university’s Employer Advisory Board, report employer-related statistics for Career Services, and provide leadership to the office in the areas of programming, marketing, and communication.


Duties and Responsibilities: Strategically identify new and maintain existing relationships with local, regional, national and international employers for the recruitment of UD students and alumni for cooperative education, internship and full-time positions to achieve annual goals. This is accomplished through regular site visits to local and regional organizations and other means of outreach and communication, including cold calling. Respond to the needs of employers who contact the university in regards to employment and interest in hiring students and alumni for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions, including responding to phone calls and email messages and attending scheduled and impromptu meetings. Collaborate with colleagues from University Advancement, Alumni Relations, and other academic departments at the university. Collaborate with faculty members and career advisors to identify areas of need and increase employment opportunities for students and alumni. Utilize various resources such as business journals, LinkedIn and other sources of research to find contacts within targeted organizations. Travel to regional and national locations to engage in employer development, offer presentations to alumni groups and represent Career Services at Admission recruiting events. Possible occasional international travel. Conduct on-going assessment of employer relations efforts and provide feedback as to the effectiveness of such efforts through maintenance of accurate records in the Hire a Flyer database as well as Excel spreadsheets. Prepare statistical reports on employer outreach efforts each semester and at the end of each academic year. Supervise Marketing, Communications, and Event Planning Coordinator, Recruitment Coordinator, and Employer Relations Intern Manage Hire a Flyer, an online network connecting students, alumni, and employers, including the development and maintenance of system policies and procedures Direct the Employer Advisory Board, including the facilitation of meetings and the development and maintenance of employer membership Participate in professional development activities including membership in relevant professional associations and attendance at annual conferences, and participation in seminars and workshops Conduct presentations and workshops for large and small groups of students, faculty, alumni and parents on various topics to include, but not limited to, services provided by Career Services, survey outcomes and career-related topics

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Higher Education, Human Resources, or a related field Two years experience in career services, cooperative education, recruiting, or human resources Demonstrated exceptional organization skills Experience and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Ability to work independently and to prioritize multiple tasks efficiently Has a valid driver’s license and maintains a low-risk driving record and is insurable by the University.


Preferred Qualifications: Extensive experience and ability in utilizing social media as marketing and networking tools such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook Knowledge of recruiting practices and trends Effective interpersonal communication skills Strong presentation skills with expertise customizing presentations to different constituencies Demonstrated competence using human resources software (such as applicant tracking systems) or career services software (such as CSO/GradLeaders Interfase, Handshake, or Symplicity) Experience with supervision and training Experience with university employer relations programs Demonstrated successful experience with event planning Demonstrated and successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds


How To Apply:

To apply, please visit All applications must be received by Sunday, June 5.


Additional Information:

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.



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